Writing Center

Department Of English

Writing Center

Writing Center

The Writing Center at IU Northwest is a free service that provides students with one-on-one tutoring for any writing assignment in any course. 

The consultants at the Writing Center have experience in a variety of disciplines, and they are able to assist students with all facets of the writing process including:

  • Generating and expanding on ideas.
  • Organizing information so that it is logical and easy to understand.
  • Creating well-developed paragraphs that support the essay’s central point.
  • Writing sentences that are both interesting and structurally sound.
  • Editing for grammar and mechanics.
  • Assisting in integration and documentation of source materials.          

We encourage students to bring the written assignment and any preliminary writing to the tutoring sessions, which are generally 30 minutes long.

Walk-ins are welcome, but making an appointment by calling 219-980-6502 or e-mailing will ensure that a consultant will be available.

We offer online tutoring sessions.  Also, we offer a program, Semester Tutoring Match, to match students with a tutor for a semester.

Tutors are also available to make presentations about the services offered by the Writing Center to classes.  To arrange a visit, faculty can contact the Writing Center at 219-980-6502.

Event--To compliment the One Book One Campus selection of Operation Homecoming, the Writing Center (HH218) will be offering two writing workshops for veterans this semester and two in the spring.  In the fall, the dates are September 17 from 1-2:00 p.m. and October 1 from 1-2:00 p.m.  The workshops will be led by members of IUN’s Creative Writing faculty assisted by the tutors from the Writing Center.  Any veterans with either ideas or drafts of stories, poems, scripts, or plays are welcome to come discuss ideas.  No reservations are necessary, and these workshops are open to both students and community members. 


Mailing Address

IU Northwest
Writing Center
Hawthorn Hall, Room 418
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408





Tutoring Session

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Fall and Spring Hours

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Hours

Monday through Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Feel free to contact us about online tutoring sessions!

Tutors:  Kelley Feeman (Head Consultant), Manal Khatib, Michael Allen, Anthony Salazar, Julie Chan, and Melinda Topel.

Writing Center Director:  William Allegrezza ([[wallegre]]).